Sunday, 23 March 2014

Mother's Day Sunday 30th March


Only a week to go so, this time next week it will all be over but there's a long way to go yet. Some flowers are already ordered due in for conditioning later in the week and others still to be confirmed, if only I had a crystal ball. Spring and pink are always popular but we have a whole host of beauties on offer. I will try to remember to capture the moments as they arise but as is so often the case at peak times it's just too busy. So bring a smail to your mum's face with pretty blooms.

Floral Colour - Florists frustration

I am sure this happens in many a trade or profession and hence why the 'pantone'colour chart was developed. For this weekends 'peaches and cream'wedding I ordered 'salmon'ranunculus as I wanted a nice pastel peach, it said salmon on the label but they were definately orange!However all was not lost as the David Austin 'Juliet' rose came up trumps so along with a few more blooms, I think the desired affect was achieved.
Blue and cream are tricky one's too as blue in floristry speak is so often purple and cream turns up yellow! And that is where experience comes in.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Weddings and wedding fairs

The wedding season has really kicked in and unusually for this time of year we have done a couple of wedding fairs too. Firstly we delivered flowers to Scotney Castle for an outside ceremony on a very sunny Saturday afternoon - what a setting.
We were then at Balackstock Farm on the Sunday for a wedding open day - again sunny and a steady flow of potential brides.

And that was June - July will have to wait until tomorrow!


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Party season

Last weekend saw us preparing for more parties, a garden party in a marquee with cream jugs and a 25th Wedding celebration. The brief for that was 'citrus' colours and I think we got it right!


I also wanted to share these lovely peonies, there really are some stunners around this year.



We have more weddings this weekend and a wedding fair at Blackstock Farm on Sunday so I must be armed with my camera - to be continued!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Summer jugs

A week on and here I am. Following on from an earlier tweet of jugs, jugs and more jugs as this weekends wedding and Summer Ball both chose jugs for their table flowers. The wedding had a beach theme with blues and creams and pebbles for place names and the Ball - Summer - wishful thinking!



Sunday, 9 June 2013

Catch up

Lots has been going on with wedding fairs, weddings and the day to day running of the shop. Time has slipped by and this blog left behind so below is a snap shot of what we have been upto:

Wedding Fairs:

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Above at the stunning Kentish Garden Weddings Fair at Honnington

The Big one at Detling

The Decorative Living Fair at Eridge

Weddings:
Spring Wedding

Lots of gyp!

A more contemporary style

Afternoon tea at Wadhurst Castle


Flowers supplied by us for the bride to turn them into these!


We are now fairly up to date and long may it stay that way, weekly blogs from now on - yer right!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Techincal frustration!

Success! I have been struggling to find out why the browse button no longer popped up to enable me to insert images from my computer, I've just found it so here are a couple of recent images of spring flowers.

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